Total SA (NYSE:TOT) was upgraded by stock analysts at Independent Research GmbH from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

TOT has been the topic of several other reports. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Total SA in a report on Friday, September 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Total SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Total SA from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. TheStreet lowered shares of Total SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lowered shares of Total SA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Total SA has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.90.

Analyst Recommendations for Total SA (NYSE:TOT)

Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) opened at 47.66 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $47.45 and its 200 day moving average is $47.71. Total SA has a 12 month low of $39.05 and a 12 month high of $51.30. The company has a market capitalization of $114.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.51 and a beta of 0.87.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Logan Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 9.5% in the second quarter. Logan Capital Management Inc. now owns 23,525 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,132,000 after buying an additional 2,050 shares during the last quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 0.3% in the second quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 36,979 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,779,000 after buying an additional 122 shares during the last quarter. Johnston Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 12.1% in the second quarter. Johnston Asset Management LLC now owns 267,933 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $12,888,000 after buying an additional 28,913 shares during the last quarter. RNC Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 1.8% in the second quarter. RNC Capital Management LLC now owns 447,259 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $21,513,000 after buying an additional 8,055 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parsec Financial Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 10.6% in the second quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc. now owns 344,639 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $16,577,000 after buying an additional 33,123 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 6.54% of the company’s stock.

Total SA Company Profile

Total SA (Total) is an oil and gas company. It has three segments: the Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas; the Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and the Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies.

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